Sweeter things

Managing oneself, being self-sufficient and growing your own food are almost forgotten art. But the few who still have soil under their nails know what it can do to a human being. It's about what happens to your identity when you remove all the noise and is forced to focus on the interaction between man and nature. Then, very basic questions arise, and when life is stripped, it becomes clear to you what is important and what is disturbance. What remains is what actually matters to you.

Parsa Massahi is a danish-iranian organic farmer. For the past 9 months he has borrowed the childhood home of a priest in Apesland, Norway.

  • Andreas Bastian Nordberg
    Director
  • Andreas Bastian Nordberg
    Photographer
  • Vig Mihaly
    Music
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Genres:
    Nature, lifestyle
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 13 seconds
  • Production Budget:
    500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Norway
  • Country of Filming:
    Norway
  • Language:
    Danish
  • Shooting Format:
    Fujifilm (X-T2)
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Harvest Magazine
    Oslo
    Norway
    March 12, 2020
    https://www.harvestmagazine.no/artikkel/jeg-kjeder-meg-aldri-i-mitt-eget-selskap
Director Biography - Andreas Bastian Nordberg

Director, creative, photographer Andreas Bastian Nordberg, born in Oslo, Norway January 2nd, 1992, began his career in advertising as an art director and graduated to writing and directing commercials in 2017. On his spare time he makes portraits and documentaries about extraordinary and ordinary people – with extraordinary and ordinary lives.

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Director Statement

Moving out of the city, and into nature - to grow one's own food, and to cultivate oneself is perhaps the bravest and most radical choice one can make in a society based on the herd.